France have been wasteful with the golden opportunities they have created, with Giroud in particular showing poor finishing, and that will need to improve for the second period. Belgium have been banging on the door, with Hazard their most dangerous outlet, but they need Lukaku to be on the end of De Bruyne’s dangerous deliveries.
A very balanced first period with both sides having dangerous moments in front of goal, requiring Courtois and Lloris to make fine saves. Belgium had the better of the opportunities early on but the tempo of the match shifted in France’s favour as the game edged closer towards the break.
Giroud swiftly turns Kompany to provide room for a shot but the Manchester City defender gets a crucial boot to the ball, deflecting the ball behind for a corner.
France strike first from the resulting corner! Griezmann curls a cross towards the near post where Umtiti rises above Fellaini to head home, with the ball also taking a touch off the Belgium midfielder.